Thursday, October 29, 2009

Love 'em!!

This morning I had an email from someone requesting that I design the adult version of my kimono flower baby shoes. I've been asked to do this by others, but never did get around to it...until today!
I am just thrilled with how they turned out! They are so comfy and fit so snuggly. They're my absolute favorite!

Introducing Madison

This is Madison. She's the 1st in a new collection of dolls I'll be adding to my Crochetbury shop. I still need to take some better photos of her (when the sun comes up)...but here is a sneak peak.
She's such a little sweetie...I can't wait to show her to Holland when she wakes up in the morning. :)

Madison's dress is a miniature version of my "pretty pleated yoke dress" pattern available on Holland Designs.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cinderella II

I re-wrote my crochet basics baby shoe pattern last night while making samples for the craft publisher. It now uses worsted weight cotton yarn throughout and the heel has been modified to be higher at the back and give a snugger fit.
I made one (in size 18-24 mos.) for Holland quickly this morning while testing the pattern.
Now I've turned her into Cinderella too. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I designed another pattern for my Crochetbury shop today and made some new friends for Holland to play with.
These Matry
oshka mom and baby dolls are such a cute pair. The mommy's head scarf is removable and can also be used as a blanket for her sweet little baby.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


This week I will be busy stitching samples for my very first crochet pattern book, to be produced by American craft book publisher, DRG Networks. It will feature 9 of my baby shoe patterns. Today I went yarn shopping hoping to find just the right yarn weights and colors for my samples.
I've also designed a new baby hat this weekend and the pattern will be up in my shop in the next day or two. It coordinates with one of my baby shoe patterns...just a hint. :)
Oma, I started your sweater this weekend also. I finally know what pattern I'm going to use and it is about 1% finished. :) I'll keep you updated on its progress.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Today I designed some new slippers...the ladies version of my side-button loafers. I used some DK weight cotton/acrylic blend yarn in a heather gray with a mocha brown trim. Someone asked me yesterday to design the adult version of my side-button I may do that at some point.
Next on the to do list...make some slippers for a friend who has been patiently waiting and finish a scarf for my sister before the weather gets too chilly in Toronto.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

I've added a new design to my Crochetbury shop today. Measuring 3" tall, they're perfect for little hands to hold and play with.
The basic dolls can be var
ied by changing their hairstyles and the colors of their kimono wraps.
Holland really likes them and she's my most important critic at the moment. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kanoa's Hat

A while ago I made a hat (my knit-look crocheted cloche) for New Zealand kids' show presenter, Kanoa, to wear on StickyTV.
She commented on it and thanked me for it in the 1st few minutes. And doesn't she look lovely in it! :)

Gold Coast

We had a great time visiting the Gold Coast of Australia for the past 10 days. The weather was gorgeous, sunny and warm. We even got a little tanned. It was lovely! We visited Sea World and saw their dolphin show and went on a few water rides. We also toured the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and saw koala bears, wombats, kangaroos and a Tasmanian devil...oh and crocodiles!